Sarah Shannon

Sarah Shannon

Brooklyn, NY, US



I graduated from Pratt Institute with a Master's of Science in Interior Design, where I completed the Exhibition Design Intensive program in my last year focusing on exhibition design, interactive design, set design and window displays. My Bachelor's degree was completed in Architecture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo in addition to two years of post graduate studies in the same field. 

Being well-traveled and residing between New York and Cairo gave me the chance to experience the diverse cultures and aesthetics expressed through their designs. The different kinds of applicability throughout the world combining the beauty of interior design and the comforting practicality of it with the effective use of space that varies from one culture to another triggered my creative design impulses.

I am very much interested in the beauty of fusing functionality with aesthetic integrity for the sake of preserving the best of the past while moving forward with the best of what new technologies have to offer. 

My fusion of studying Architecture, Interior and Industrial design was a process of unraveling of potentials and giving free play to the creative mind while considering the practical human demands that are at the core of my approach. 


Ann Sacks, New York, NY, US, Sales Support Intern

Working with designers and home owners on quotes for their projects, pricing and sampling.

Jan 2015 - current

J. McLaughlin, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Worked on the stores FF&E in addition to starting a fabric and store inventory.

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY, US, Gallery Assistant

Gallery management, exhibition installation and art handling.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

Mike + Ally, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer

Designed the seasonal catalog and the annual product display booth.

Feb 2011 - May 2013

Joel Fitzpatrick Design, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect and Designer

Residential renovations, interior and lighting design.

Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

Nava Press, New York, NY, US, Market Researcher

Arranged and presented marketing information and tracked the business pipeline.

Jan 2011 - Oct 2011

Oekoplan Architects and Consulting Engineers, Cairo, Egypt, Junior Architect

Designed and revised structural drawings, assisted the project manager with drafting, organizing and managing documentations on all project phases.

Dec 2008 - Dec 2010

Sioufi Associates, Cairo, Egypt, Junior Architect

Worked mostly on designing residential building projects.
Responsible for computerizing and drafting all drawings.
Revised the final submitted architectural and structural drawings with civil engineers for approval.

Feb 2008 - Dec 2008


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Aug 2013 - May 2015

Helwan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture department, Cairo, Egypt, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Helwan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture department, Cairo, Egypt, BArch, Archiecture

Sep 2001 - Jun 2006


Green Week '15 - Student Award, Award

Award received for a Green Week Installation that was displayed on the Pratt Institute Lawn made out of 1,700 35mm slides to raise awareness to the waste created by rapid technology.


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